Monthly Archives: February 2017

Astrophysicist reminiscences how college shaped his universe

Thanu Padmanabhan delivers lecture as part of University College jubilee It was a day of homecoming on Wednesday for Pune-based astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan as he paid a visit to University College here, his alma mater. Dr. Padmanabhan, a Distinguished Professor at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, …

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Two persons found engaged in manual scavenging in Belagavi

A case of contract workers being engaged in manual scavenging came to light at the Central Bus Station under the Belagavi division of the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation here on Wednesday. Two workers, identified as Sharnappa Madar and Shivaraj Shankar Vajanar allegedly hired by contractor Ganesh Vajanar, were …

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Upset MLAs term HC’s circular an ‘insult’ to legislature

Some demand that assets of judges be probed Setting the stage for a confrontation between the legislature and the judiciary, MLAs cutting across party affiliations on Wednesday termed the Karnataka High Court’s circular barring judges from sharing the dais with elected representatives during the inauguration of court buildings “an insult …

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Congress-BJP war of words over demonetisation

A discussion on demonetisation resulted in heated exchange between Congress and BJP members in the Assembly. Congress member K.N. Rajanna, who initiated a debate, referred to the impact of demonetisation on co-operative sector and farmers during his speech. When the member said that demonetisation had affected poor people instead of …

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Congress MLC says govt. has vested interest in denotifying Kappatagudda

Ugrappa joins Opposition in opposing decision to withdraw conservation reserve tag While the Opposition leaders have for long been alleging that vested interests were behind the State government’s decision to withdraw its notification declaring Kappatagudda forest in Gadag a “conservation reserve”, V.S. Ugrappa, Congress MLC, joined the chorus on Wednesday. …

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E-tickets to ease rush at palace counters

Fulfilling the wish to bring online ticketing for popular tourist destinations in Mysuru on a government-backed server to avoid service charges, the Mysuru Palace Board is launching its online ticketing facility next month. This will be the second destination after the Mysuru zoo, which launched e-ticketing five years ago, to …

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KSRTC gets thumbs up on responses to complaints

MGP asks KSRTC to develop better system to handle commuter complaints It is not often that a government-run entity responds to consumer complaints responsibly. However, Mysuru’s urban transport division of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) recent ‘commuter-friendly’ response deviated from this norm, according to the Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP). …

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Continuing the literary tradition of Gurajada

Great granddaughter Aruna wants to take up the unfinished agenda of noted playwright and social reformer “Desamunu preminchumanna Manchi annadhi penchumanna; Vattimatalu kattipettoy gatti meltalapettavoy; Desamante matti kadhoyi desamante manushuloyi..” The compilation of couplets that is no strange to any Telugu living on the globe has an intrinsic message on …

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Railway Minister launches Station Re-Development Project

21 stations in AP, 8 in Telangana to be developed under the project The Union government has identified about 100 cities to be developed as smart cities and a smart railway station is necessary for every city to become a complete smart city, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The Minister, …

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Gutkha products seized, six arrested

The Commissioner’s Task Force and the Penamaluru police jointly conducted raids at Tadepalligudem, Rajamahendravaram and Vijayawada and seized huge quantity of banned gutkha products, worth about ₹ 12 lakh. Six persons have bene arrested in this connection. The accused were procuring about 10 brands of gutkha products from Odisha and …

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